How Does the Right to be Forgotten Affect Online Profile Management?

the_right_to_be_forgottenThe recent ruling in European courts over the so-called “right be forgotten” has caused a stir in the SEO and online profile management community. With a single stroke, the right to remove information on Google’s indexes has been created, and this in turn has caused a re-evaluation of whether online profile management using SEO is actually necessary.

To summarise the events of recent weeks, a European judge – in response to a Spanish resident’s request to remove some negative housing information from his online profile – ruled that internet service providers would have to follow any requests made via the law to remove unwanted information. This of course would, at first glance, render the whole concept of online profile management entirely null and void.

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